International Journal of Power Electronics (Int J Power Electron)

Publisher: Inderscience

Journal description

IJPElec is a refereed international journal which presents to the international scientific community important results of work in this field, whether in the form of modelling, simulation, analysis, fundamental research, development, application, design or real-time implementation. The scope of IJPElec is broad, encompassing all aspects of power electronics.

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Website International Journal of Power Electronics (IJPElec) website
ISSN 1756-638X

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    • 6 months embargo
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    • Reviewed 10/02/2014
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Publications in this journal

  • International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2015; 7(1/2):86. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2015.071203

  • International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2015; 7(1/2):109. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2015.071204

  • International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2015; 7(1/2):134. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2015.071205

  • International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2015; 7(1/2):16. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2015.071197

  • International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2015; 7(1/2):1. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2015.071194

  • International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2015; 7(1/2):72. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2015.071202

  • International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2015; 7(1/2):54. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2015.071199
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    ABSTRACT: The paper discusses the problem of speed and rotor position estimation for the Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) and presents a family of estimation methods. Estimation is done sequentially: first, the EMFs are obtained using a sliding mode observer; then, the speed is estimated. The estimators are based on the model of the PMSM in the stationary reference frame. The paper presents an SM observer for the EMFs (the front observer) and various observers for the speed (the back observers). It is shown that the speed estimation process offers many mathematical options - it can be adaptive, sliding-mode based, algebraic, or it can use a doublemanifold sliding mode structure. The properties of the various speed observers and their feasibility and accuracy are discussed. The method can be applied in a sensorless PMSM drive where the speed and rotor position angle are needed for control implementation. The paper presents the design of the observers along with simulation results and experimental tests.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2014; 6(4):376. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2014.067441
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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents a single-stage isolated power factor corrected power supply (SSIPP) fed permanent magnet brushless DC (BLDC) motor drive. An advantage of fast voltage regulation with single voltage control loop of SSIPP is utilised to develop a power factor correction (PFC) based BLDC motor drive. The speed of BLDC motor is controlled by varying the DC link voltage of the voltage source inverter (VSI) feeding BLDC motor using a single voltage sensor. A boost-flyback SSIPP operating in discontinuous inductor current mode (DICM) is used for the voltage control with improved power quality at AC mains. A fundamental frequency switching of VSI is used instead of pulse width modulation (PWM) switching to avoid high frequency switching losses in it. The performance of the proposed BLDC motor drive is evaluated for wide range of speed control with power quality indices with-in the recommended limits of international power quality standards such as IEC 61000-3-2.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2014; 6(2):179 - 200. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2014.061471
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    ABSTRACT: Shunt Active Power Filter (SAPF) can be applied to compensate for existing source-type current harmonics. However, high-precision compensation is difficult because harmonic current has a large variation and the current loop has a steady-state error. A design method for a new practical LCL filter based on SAPF is proposed in this paper. A harmonic model of the LCL filter is built based on SAPF application. The changing relationship between the parameters of the filter and harmonic frequency is then examined. The suitable values for the parameters are determined based on the precondition of having a split ratio of 1, the limit scope of LCL resonance frequency and the ratio of the capacitance branch's impedance parameter in combination with the relationship curve of the inductance parameter ratio and harmonic frequency as well as the respective requirements of the LCL regarding the attenuating properties of lowand high-frequency bands. Finally, the validity and feasibility of the design method are verified by conducting an experiment with SAPF's industrial prototype.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2014; 6(3):276. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2014.064649
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    ABSTRACT: In the present scenario, the development of multilevel inverter is becoming popular for industrial applications and higher scale renewable green power technologies such as fuel cell, PV cell and wind turbine systems connected to the load. But the traditional multilevel topologies have large components and complex Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) controller leading to reduced harmonics and voltage stress on the load. Therefore, a new topology of a cascaded multilevel inverter employing less number of switches with reduced gate driver circuits and simple control scheme is presented in this paper. A comprehensive MATLAB/Simulink model of a seven-level inverter and the generation of control pulses using multi-carrier-based PWM is evolved and discussed. With the aid of LabVIEW, an experimental prototype is developed and their results are compared with simulation results.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2014; 6(1):88 - 102. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2014.060709
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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents a non-linear inductance profile estimation of a Switched Reluctance Machine (SRM) using real-time applicable modelling techniques. The estimation techniques are based on regression analysis and Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS). Mathematical models of phase inductance L(I,è) using both the techniques have been successfully tested for various values of phase currents (Iph) and rotor positions (è) of a non-linear SRM. It is observed that the proposed techniques are highly suitable for inductance L(I,è) modelling of SRM, which is found to be in good agreement with the training data used for modelling.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2014; 6(3):257. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2014.064648

  • International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2014; 6(3):224. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2014.064642
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    ABSTRACT: In this research study, direct torque and flux control of an Induction Motor Drive (IMD) using Sliding-Mode Speed Controllers (SMSC) and Fuzzy-Logic Speed Controller (FLSC) are presented to achieve high performance of stator current, electromagnetic torque and motor speed in both transient as well as in steady-state conditions. The PI Speed Controller (PISC) gives good steady-state performance, but poor dynamic response. Therefore, the SMSC is considered to achieve continuous control of motor speed and also electromagnetic torque. Furthermore, FLSC is considered to get high performance, dynamic tracking and speed accuracy at various load torque conditions. The performances of each speed controller techniques are tested under various load toque and speed condition for its robustness. A detailed comparison of different control approaches are carried out in a MATALB/Simulink environment at different operating conditions, such as forward and reversal motoring with no-load, load, sudden change in speed and sudden zero speed.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2014; 6(2):147 - 178. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2014.061470
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    ABSTRACT: This paper deals with a three-level Neutral Point Clamped (NPC) rectifier-based midpoint converter-fed Switched Reluctance Motor (SRM) drive. The three-level NPC rectifier for midpoint converter-fed SRM drive is used for improving power quality at AC mains and to balance the DC link capacitor voltages. The proposed three-level NPC rectifier is designed, modelled and its performance simulated using MATLAB/Simulink environment. The performance of proposed three-level NPC rectifier-based midpoint converter-fed SRM drive is compared with a six-pulse bridge converter-fed SRM drive to demonstrate its improved power quality.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2014; 6(1):1 - 17. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2014.060702
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    ABSTRACT: An adaptive hysteresis current and voltage control technique for controlling Unified Power Quality Conditioner (UPQC) is proposed in this paper. The novelty of the proposed method is the series and shunt active power filters (APF) present in the UPQC has been controlled by the separate adaptive controllers for reducing the voltage and current perturbations. Here, the adaptive control technique utilises Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and Fuzzy Logic Controller (FLC) for generating the control pulses of the series and shunt APFs. In the adaptive control technique, ANN builds a target hysteresis control data based on the inputs such as voltage and current. By using the hysteresis control data, the control parameters are generated by the FLC. According to the output of FLC, PWM pulses are generated for controlling the APFs. The effectiveness of the proposed adaptive hysteresis control technique is identified by using the comparison analysis with the existing techniques.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2014; 6(4):403. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2014.067442
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    ABSTRACT: Power electronics equipment is deployed for control of power flow in electrical domain. Steady and fast growth in controller, active and passive power and control components, power control topologies etc. and the impact on overall gains it makes to society have led the evolution process of power electronics field to mature fast. Apparently, contemporary SMC concepts with their simple implementation procedures using structure switching mechanism along with their ability to reject disturbances and also generate parametric insensitivity remain very attractive research area for several decades. However, compared to PI control, their market penetration in power electronics domain is below expected line. Inertia to market penetration of SMC idea is large. For practical implementation, PI control remains as industry standard. This paper, using experimental design approach, tries to figure out basic differences between PI control and SMC concepts in shaping up a completely engineered product in power electronics domain.
    International Journal of Power Electronics 01/2014; 6(1):42 - 65. DOI:10.1504/IJPELEC.2014.060707